With the current economic situation and high competitive labor market it can be quite the challenge to find the job you want. Employers often receive hundreds of applications on vacancies they post on job portals. For inexperienced students it can be quite the challenge to get hired, let alone be invited for an interview. Ebook publisher Bookboon, known for their free books online, started an interesting blog a couple of months ago. Their articles have proved themselves as a good read providing useful insights on how handle the job applications process successfully.
Job hunting tips
First you need to find how where you can find the job of your dreams. Of course you can start searching on job portals, but of course there you will be one of many. Furthermore only a quarter of all available jobs are listed on such portal sites. Why? Yes, money! For companies it is quite expensive to put a vacancy on such sites. What other options do you have? You could use your own network or send unsolicited applications to companies you find interesting. Of course you first should check their website carefully if they have a job page. Here you can read more job hunting tips!
How to write a cover letter?
After you have found the potential job of your dreams it is time to start turning things into reality, starting with writing a good cover letter. When you are writing you need to keep two important things in mind. First you will need to impress your reader and second you need to stand out of the crowd. In regard to the former you could use basic marketing theories as the AIDA formula to gain the Attention, Interest and Desire from your future employer. Of course your letter should end with the call for action. Higher me! Standing out with your letter can actually be relatively easy. How does an average letter look like? Exactly, formal and boring, and how do you want your letter? Yes, formal and boring, but slightly different. Think of how you could make your letter just a little bit different from the rest of the pile of applicants. Perhaps it is just as easy as adding a small green line under the address. Surf to the full blog for more tips on how to write a cover letter. Good luck with getting hired for the job of your dreams.